Inspiration: Cotton Candy

Fairy floss was introduced in the late 1890s, and back then it was a pricey treat. Later on in the 1920s it became known as cotton candy. Spun sugar on a stick is popular at carnivals and theme parks, but because of its soft color, affordability and volume, cotton candy is a nice dessert/decor/prop option for weddings.

Even those without a sweet tooth can admit that cotton candy, in all its fluffy glory, adds whimsy to a celebration. We love fairy floss on desserts and drinks, as a voluminous backdrop on candy buffets, as favors in a bag with a personalized note, or placed atop cakes and cupcakes. How fun!

 

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Source: (L) the decorated cookie (R) Becoming Lola

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Source: Marianne Taylor

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Source: (L) vintage sugarcube (R) Him and Her

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Source: (L) Scott Campbell (R) Tasty Clouds Cotton Candy Co. on Facebook